Bristol Against Violence and Abuse (BAVA) provides multi-agency training around domestic violence and abuse.
Other training opportunities
Domestic abuse training for early years practitioners
This is a beginners introduction to supporting parents and children in early years settings who are experiencing domestic abuse. This free training is 2.5 hours and delivered by a multi-agency trainers network. Course information for 2013. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Multi-agency risk assessment conferences (MARAC) aim to improve the safety of high risk victims of domestic abuse through information sharing and safety planning. This free training is an overview of how the MARAC process works and is delivered by NHS Bristol. It is available for the following professional groups:
GPs, health visitors and voluntary sector agencies including substance misuse and mental health. Contact email@example.com
Healthy relationships and teen abuse training
A free level 2 one day 4yp course exploring healthy and unhealthy relationships for those working with young people.
4yp training offers a number of training courses for those working with young people in Bristol. The courses aim to increase workers’ confidence and skills to respond appropriately to young people’s queries, refer them to appropriate sources of support and advice and to carry out effective sex and relationships and substance misuse work. All the courses are free of charge and are facilitated by members of a multi-agency sex and relationships and substance misuse trainers’ network.
Domestic abuse training for students
NHS Bristol offers domestic abuse training for students including midwives, health visitors and doctors. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
University of Bristol Centre for Gender and Violence Research
The Centre for Gender and Violence Research at the University of Bristol is situated in the School for Policy Studies. The Group acts as a focus for national, international and local research and offers wide-ranging consultancy, teaching and training on issues related to violence against women, working broadly alongside Women's Aid and activist women's projects.
Bristol Safeguarding Children Board
The BSCB Training Programme aims to increase participants’ knowledge and skills in the field of Child Protection and Safeguarding in order to provide high quality services and improve outcomes for children, young people and their families and carers (from Bristol Safeguarding Children Board training brochure). BSCB therefore provide training around child protection and related issues, including domestic violence and abuse.
Freedom Programme Facilitator training
The Freedom Programme is a 12 week support group for women. It is open to any woman who wishes to learn more about the reality of domestic abuse. Freedom Programme facilitator training takes place periodically. If you are interested in becoming a Freedom Programme facilitator please contact Bristol.email@example.com.
Women's Aid Qualification
An Open College Network accredited qualification entitled 'Effective responses to domestic and sexual violence/abuse', designed for professionals working within the domestic and sexual violence sector (e.g. DSV specialist support staff including refuge workers, refuge managers, outreach workers, anyone carrying out an IDVA role, children’s workers, etc) and professionals working in related fields (including health practitioners, teachers with responsibility for child protection, youth workers, housing officers, police officers etc).
Find out more about the qualification at the training section of the Women's Aid website